The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored training on April 18 for 32 local child-care workers. The six-hour training was held at the Extension Service office and covered topics on teaching strategies for social and emotional development and styles of disciplining or positive guidance.
Child-care workers learned how to work with children who have challenging behaviors. This is to help a child’s self esteem because a misbehaving child is a discouraged child.
LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed participated in the 2009 District Judges DUI and Traffic Safety College held April 1-3 at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown by the Administrative Office of the Courts.
The judges attended sessions on field sobriety testing, traffic stops and search and seizure arrests, drug-related DUI crimes and the latest issues surrounding driving under the influence, and issues involved with DUI arrest, arraignment, pretrial suspension and sentencing.
Dave Ross Atwell of Hodgenville, affiliated with Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville and Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia, has passed the Kentucky State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers examination and received his Funeral Directors License.
The native of Green County is the son of Denny and Debbie Atwell of Greensburg and is an active member of the Christian Fellowship Church in Upton.
Atwell attended Elizabethtown Community College and plans to attend mortuary college to receive his embalmers license.
Family Fun Day and the Main Street yard sale will be Aug. 8 with details to be announced at a later date. The annual banquet will be combined with a concert in July.
Winter plans include the Festival of Trees, which will be open for setup Nov. 2-6 and be available for viewing and bidding Nov. 7-21. The opening date was chosen to coordinate with the various open houses planned by local stores. Christmas on the Square will be Nov. 21.
The LaRue County trail of painted quilt blocks continues to grow. The latest block uses the Little Dutch Girl pattern. It is located on the farm of Juanita and William Routt at 624 Cox Lane near Sonora. This is displayed on a white barn on the side facing KY 84.
Juanita and Bill’s daughters, Brenda Wilkerson of Upton and Sally Davenport of Oklahoma, worked together to get family members to help create this quilt block for a surprise birthday gift for their mother. Five generations of their family helped to inspire or create this quilt block.